Police: Castro Valley girl leaps out of moving SUV to escape carjacker

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A frightening carjacking happened overnight Wednesday in Castro Valley. Police say a 14-year-old girl leaped out of a moving car to escape after a suspect surprised her and her father around 11 p.m. (KGO-TV)

A frightening carjacking happened overnight Wednesday. Police say a 14-year-old girl leaped out of a moving car to escape after a suspect surprised her and her father.

It started in Castro Valley on Redwood Road, not far from where a father and his teenage daughter live. They both managed to get away.

Police say the carjacker surprised a man and his daughter at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night and the 14-year-old yelled at him to get out, but he refused and sped off.

She immediately escaped by jumping out of the moving car.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Department tracked the carjacker using OnStar, which was installed in the 2016 Chevy Tahoe that was stolen. At 1:10 a.m. units swooped in for a felony stop at a gas station in Fremont on Thornton Avenue.

Frank Williams, 24, was arrested on kidnapping, carjacking, and assault with a deadly weapon.

He was driven back to Castro Valley, where the father and daughter identified him as the suspect. Williams is now in the Santa Rita jail with no bail.

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